The Southwestern Illinois Chapter of the American Red Cross is asking the public to donate blood sometime this summer. The American Red Cross typically deals with a shortage of donors during the summer months, since blood drives at schools traditionally count for about 20% of their donations.
Local chapter executive director Robin Summers says first time donors are always welcome.
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Here is a full list of upcoming drives in Madison, Macoupin, and Jersey counties:
May 15 from 12 - 6 p.m. at Feyerabend Building, 209 E. Spruce in Jerseyville, Ill.
May 16 from 2 - 7 p.m. at Municipal Building, 206 S. Main in Brighton, Ill.
May 12 from 2:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Main Street United Methodist Church, 1400 Main St. in Alton, Ill.
May 12 from 3:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Lewis and Clark Elementary, 501 E. Lorena in Wood River, Ill.
May 14 from 2 - 6 p.m. at Knights of Columbus 460, 405 East Fourth St. in Alton, Ill.
May 14 from 2 - 7 p.m. at Alton Wood River Sportsmens Club, 3109 Godfrey Road in Godfrey, Ill.
May 14 from 3 - 7 p.m. at Glen Carbon Fire Department, 430 Glen Carbon Road in Glen Carbon, Ill.
May 15 from 2 - 6 p.m. at Edwardsville Public Library, 112 S. Kansas in Edwardsville, Ill.
May 19 from 2 - 6 p.m. at Cornerstone Church, 196 S. Moreland Road in Bethalto, Ill.
May 19 from 3 - 7 p.m. at Hamel Community Building, 10 Park Ave. in Hamel, Ill.
May 19 from 3 - 7 p.m. at Korte Recreation Center, 1 Nagel Drive in Highland, Ill.
May 19 from 4 - 8 p.m. at First United Presbyterian Church, 201 E Church St in Collinsville, Ill.
May 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Alton Memorial Hospital, One Memorial Drive in Alton, Ill.
May 21 from 3 - 7 p.m. at Bethalto Senior Citizens Center, 100 E Central St. in Bethalto, Ill.
May 21 from 3 - 7 p.m. at Holy Fa.m.ily Catholic Church, 2606 Washington Ave. in Granite City, Ill.
May 22 from 3 - 6 p.m. at American Legion Post 708, 103 West Market St. in Troy, Ill.
May 23 from 3 - 6 p.m. at Revive, 1105 West Beltline Road in Collinsville, Ill.
May 27 from 2 - 6 p.m. at Wood River VFW 2859, 231 Edwardsville Road in Wood River, Ill.